a fun combination of living in denmark and traveling europe May 24, 2023

By (Computer Sciecne, Middlebury College) - abroad from 01/14/2023 to 05/13/2023 with

DIS Copenhagen: Semester

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I gained a lot of independence and learned how to better travel and live on my own. I learned how to cook for myself and grocery shop for myself. I also gained the experience of living in a foreign city

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

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* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes

I loved being in Copenhagen and was pleased with the progress I was able to make towards my degree


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Beginner
What was the highest level language course you had completed prior to departure? None
How many hours per day did you use the language? 0
Do you have any tips/advice on the best ways to practice the language for future study abroad participants? You have to really put in effort to use it because everyone speaks very good english

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Americans
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with? 0

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • the classes
  • our class trip
  • the location
* What could be improved?
  • the program was bigger than I would have liked
  • living locations
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish I knew the housing options as I was unfortunately placed far outside of the city

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.

Individual Course Reviews

Course Name/Rating:

History of Sexuality in Europe

Course Department: Gender Studies, History
Instructor: Lars Oskan-Henrikson
Instruction Language: English
Comments: Overall a cool course but the professor was a bit unorganized and not super engaging in class
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Artificial Neural Networks and Deep Learning

Course Department: Computer Science
Instructor: Lucian Leahu
Instruction Language: English
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Artificial Intelligence

Course Department: Computer Science
Instructor: Nina Gierasimczuk
Instruction Language: English
Comments: a little more challenging than some of my other courses but really enjoyed the topics, very relevant course
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Ethical Brain

Course Department: Philosophy
Instructor: Rene Rosfort
Instruction Language: English
Comments: I enjoyed taking a KU course, however most of my class was DIS/other exchange students. Not quite as engaging as some of my other DIS courses
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Danish Language and Culture I

Course Department: Language
Instructor: Nina Winslow
Instruction Language: English
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